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  • 6 days ago | live review

    Tedeschi Trucks Band The Orpheum 11/11/2017 When Tedeschi Trucks Band first appeared on the scene, I remember thinking that the group had chosen the wrong name. Sure, guitarist and blues singer extraordinaire, Susan Tedeschi, possessed one of the ...

  • 1 year ago | Music Festivals

    Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 Bob Dylan: Just a day before he was to play Desert Trip, Weekend 2, Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature, for, in the words of the Swedish Academy, “having created new poetic expressions within the great American ...

  • 1 year ago | Music Festivals

    When it comes to modern-day music festivals, none is bigger than Coachella. The three-day extravaganza attracts young fans and fashionistas from all over the world, along with the hottest, hippest and most hyped new artists. This year’s festival f...

  • 1 year ago | Music Festivals

    Music Tastes Good (Day 2) Downtown Long Beach 9/24/2016 11:48 a.m. While the venue is still finishing final setup, suddenly I catch a trumpet hook from the Long Beach Blvd Stage (the main stage of the festival) for sound-check—The Specials “Ghost ...

  • 2 years ago | live review

    Kamasi Washington Club Nokia 12/10/15 The King of LA Jazz held court Thursday, Dec. 10 at Club Nokia and delivered an epic show for the ages. Hobbling on crutches, saxophonist extraordinaire Kamasi Washington took center stage and sat on a plush r...

  • 2 years ago | live review

    Squeeze City National Grove of Anaheim 11/13/15 Armed with little more than an electric piano, guitars, and some of the greatest pop-rock songs this side of the Beatles, Squeeze's Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook turned the Grove of Anaheim into "...

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